Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Run

Pound, pound, pound.

She never treated me like I was different.

Crunch, crunch, crunch

Though the doctors tried to tell her otherwise.

Breath, breath, breath

You can do anything-is the message she taught me.

Swish, swish, swish

The scar down my entire chest said differently.

Step, step, step

Coaches might push her too hard- it just might not be good for her heart.

Pump, pump, pump

I could do anything-but I was cautious-I said no a few times.

Sweat, sweat, sweat


I am going to do it,
because I was told that maybe I couldn't,
because I never believed I really could,
because I am strong and I can do anything.

In October I am going to run my first 5K.

The training has begun.

I can do anything.

Linking up with Shell today


  1. What an empowering feeling! Love that you are taking on a challenge like this, I can't wait to hear how it all goes.

    Good luck!

  2. Good for you - what a big deal. I can't wait to hear how you ROCK it!

  3. I just got goosebumps reading this!!! Go for it, girl! You can do it!!

  4. You are gonna kick that 5k's ASS!

  5. You are going to OWN it! WOOOHOO!

  6. You're awesome Em! Someday, let's do one together - I might need you to do one myself!! ;)

  7. I love this! YES YOU CAN! Good for you!

  8. I think that only thing fitting to say here is, YOU GO GIRL!

  9. I didn't know about your heart troubles. I love that you're going for it! Proving you can do anything. What a great lesson to teach your children too.

  10. Good for you! I'm not sure if I've ever read about your heart issue before either?

    One piece of advise from someone who's ran plenty of 5Ks...don't try to keep up with others, set your own pace. There are some people who basically sprint the entire race. Find a spot in the middle of the pack and just go easy and comfortable, especially for your first race. :-)

  11. Yes, I was born with some heart defects and had heart surgery at 9 months and then open heart surgery at 5 years old. Luckily I have been very blessed and really am pretty healthy.

  12. wow. powerful words. You can totally do it. Cheering you on!

  13. My advice is find someone who feels like they are at the same pace as you and stick with them, and then near the end, pounce, lol ;)

    I'm doing my 4th or 5th, this weekend, if I can do it, you most certainly can! Go Em!

  14. GOOD FOR YOU!!!! You can and WILL do it! :)

  15. You can do it!

    And just saw your comment about what you went thru as a child. Wow, girl.

  16. Wow! That is great! Praying for you through this!

  17. You can do it!!

    I'm thinking I want to do a 5K now. Not now, but maybe next year for sure!!

  18. Awesome!! You go, girl!!
    And wow-saw your comment about surgery as a child, you poor thing! Thank goodness you are healthy today!

  19. Awesome! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  20. You can do it. Running is so freeing. Whenever I hit that place where my lungs are screaming for air and I feel like I'm dying--it is then that I know I am living! Run like a mother!

  21. Good for you! I am so proud of you, and your determination. That is just amazing. You can do it!

  22. Yes you can! I don't have the obstacle that you've had to face, but I am seriously discouraged about my lack of fitness.

    I used to run 5 miles a day. Now I get out of breath coming up the stairs. I've started the couch to 5K and I am determined to stick with it!

    Good luck and you can do it!!

  23. What an empowering feeling. I saw your comment above, you're amazing. You can do this! I can't wait to hear how well you do too!

  24. YES!!!! You can and WILL do it. I can tell how determined you are. You GO GIRL!!! ;-)

  25. Go Emmy Go!!!!! You CAN TOTALLY do it! Know how I know this? a) you are Emmy and you can do anything b) I ran all through high school. In my senior year I developed a complicated stress fracture in my shin and even with lots of therapy, the dr told me if I ran any more races I would "probably" never be able to run again. I made the tough choice to RUN!! It killed, but I accomplished the record I wanted to set for my school's history books, I waited for my cracked leg to heal and eventually I even ran for my college XC and track teams.

    With prayer and power of mind you will do it!!!! YAY!

  26. Good for you! You can totally do this!!

  27. You can so do this! I'm rootin' for ya and I will be there (virtually) at the finish line clapping and cheering the loudest!

    What are you doing for training? I highly recommend Couch to 5K.